Painting by the numbers

It’s all over but the yard signs—those leftover bits of red, white and blue that still speckle the landscape in the wake of North Carolina’s May 6 primary. After crisscrossing the state, tailed by the national media and closely scrutinized by hometown crowds, the presidential candidates and their entourages have moved on. And though the […]


Late on a Friday afternoon, Ellen Frost is in Montford, knocking on doors. A woman comes out of one house, and Frost begins telling her about early voting for the May 6 Democratic primary—where to do it, when it ends, and the fact that you can register that same day. They chat briefly, and Frost […]